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White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman

Oct. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted inappropriately and resigned before he could be fired, the police chief said Monday. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed in front her of...

Police officer dies after being shot in parking garage

Oct. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer died Monday after he was found with a gunshot wound in a parking garage that was part of his regular patrol, authorities said. Acting Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones told news reporters that the death of 38-year-old officer Thomas J. Bomba is...

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Oct. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder on Monday, but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could potentially send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he...

Executed man's daughter asks court to order DNA testing

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose father was executed for murder in Tennessee 13 years ago asked a judge on Monday to order the testing of DNA evidence in the case. The hearing in Memphis focused largely on whether April Alley can legally bring a petition for DNA testing on behalf of her father's estate....

The Latest: Ex-officer could face charges, chief says

Oct. 14, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside a home in Fort Worth (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Fort Worth's interim police chief says he expects a "substantial update" by Tuesday on whether a former police officer will be criminally charged in the shooting death...

Utah death-row inmate's appeal remains ongoing

Oct. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Court hearings for a death-row inmate appealing based on his contention that he had ineffective counsel and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meddled in his trial are taking longer than expected. The hearings for Douglas Lovell's appeal were expected to be wrapped up...

The Latest: Judge sets $80K bond for cop who shot naked man

Oct. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a jury acquitting a former Georgia police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed naked veteran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A judge has set a bond of $80,000 and ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew for a former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated...

Sheriff: Man sought in Florida crimes arrested in Atlanta

Oct. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing one woman and sexually battering and abducting another in Florida earlier this month has been arrested in Atlanta. News outlets quote authorities as saying 30-year-old Taiwan Blandin of Frostproof, Florida, was captured Saturday after fleeing from Atlanta...

1 of 3 convicted in 2018 Galena killing to be sentenced

Oct. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — One of three men convicted in the 2018 killing of a man on the south edge of Reno will be sentenced just three days after the verdict's announcement. KOLO-TV reports that Quentin Moore is scheduled to be sentenced Monday by a jury. Moore and Jamil Geronimo were found guilty of...

Remains of infant discovered near homes in Virginia

Oct. 14, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating the death of a baby boy whose remains were found in a residential area. Chesterfield County police Capt. Jay Thornton said in a news release Monday that the remains of a male infant were found Thursday while officers were working to serve...